Blade Show 2008 - Buck Booth
« on: May 31, 2008, 03:03:19 AM »
Well going into the show was impressive, never have I seen so many knives under one roof! It truely was an amazing sight. I first walked around for a bit just to see the sights and get my bearings, see who I had to see and where they were located at.
My first stop was the Buck Knives booth, nothing much out of buck since the SHOT show. Good news is that the new X-Tracts are on thier way! I got a good look and played with the new LED model and the FIN model. The LED Model was impressive, the light seemed pretty bright and I would have taken a picture of the beam but the lighting wasn't good for it. The FIN model is my favorite of all, makes me love the idea behind the X-Tract idea even more. The great things about this tool are are the plain edged blade (no more combo edge here) and the one hand opening scissors are pretty sweet too. Here are the pics....
Both new models next to eachother, FIN on the top and LED on the bottom.
Good shot of the light from the LED model.
FIN model with tools out for show.
Pliers are those standard on the other X-tract models, one hand opening and good for light duty.
That plain edge blade that I love oooh so much!
The scissors are one hand opening but like the scissors on the new leatherman models you are greeted with the sharp end first. When I opened it up I was greeted with this....
After I folded it down, it worked pretty good. They remind me alot of those found on the juice series of tools my leatherman. They ride off the backspring and are pretty robust. I think scissors are a great addition to the X-Tract and I can't wait to get one.
The guy at the booth said it was his first time and he wasn't very helpful but did the best he could. Both models are due out in August he said and they have a Expected MSRP of about $35.